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Western Isles Wildflowers

Western Isles wildflowers is a collection of information about our Hebridean wildflowers including identification hints, traditional herbal uses and general plant lore.


Field Forget-me-not

Myosotis arvensis

Wildflowers - Field Forget-me-not

Wildflowers - Field Forget-me-not


Close-up of this tiny flower that is usually too small to see properly...

Field forget me-not flowers are only 1/8 to 3/16 inches across, water forget-me-not flowers are about 1/4 inch across






In the Western Isles the forget me-not was magically associated with gaining wealth and protection from evil influences.

This plant is sometimes known as common forget-me-not, it usually grows on arable land.

We have water forget-me-not, creeping forget-me-not, tufted forget-me-not, common forget-me-not (field), and changing forget-me-not (yellow) growing in the Western Isles.


Photographs © Kim Park
Uig - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
14th May, 2006

Visit Kim's web site of her photography of the Western Isles

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